Editor Merril needs help
Editor of Divaina Merril
Perera has been suffering from Lumbar Spine HNPs for more than
As the pain caused by the ailment became unbearable, he
underwent surgery in Colombo in November, 2007. The pain in
Perera’s calf muscles has eased to some extent. However, the
pain experienced in the thighs persists. This condition is
extremely painful and has made life miserable for him.
In spite of being in severe pain, he continues to work as there
is no other source of income to support his living.
Doctors in Sri Lanka recommended Lumbar Spine HNPs surgery
overseas. The estimated cost of the operation, using advanced
technology surgery treatment (7-10 days), at Mt. Elizabeth and
Gleneagles Medical centre, Singapore, will be in the range of US
$ 23,000-35,000. These figures have been submitted by Dr. Prem
Pillay, Consultant Neurosurgeon Mt. Elizabeth and Gleneagles
Medical Centre, Singapore.
As Perera depends on his monthly remuneration and has no other
income, he appeals for financial assistance from donors, well
wishers and concerned organisations to raise the money required
for the surgery.
Donations for this worthy cause can be credited to Merril
Perera’s Account (No 241308) at Seylan Bank, Grandpass Branch,
Colombo 14. If necessary he can also be contacted on